Bull Trout Protection & Assessment

To protect struggling populations of bull trout in the Yakima Basin, we monitored 47 miles of streams and removed 94 recreational rock dams to maintain passage to spawning areas. The project also educated more than 700 river users about bull trout conservation.

Additionally, our team assisted agencies with bull trout rescue and spawner surveys. We lead the collection of 200 environmental DNA samples to better understand bull trout populations in the Yakima Basin. The project benefited from the volunteer efforts of 12 college interns, who in turn developed field skills and pre-professional experience.